SUNY College at Potsdam

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$6,470

0% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$14,209

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

5.7%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

71.8%

5,454 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

3,696

95% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

51.8%

468 Graduates

About

SUNY College at Potsdam is a higher education institution located in St. Lawrence County, NY. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at SUNY College at Potsdam were General Business Administration & Management (78 degrees awarded), General Psychology (76 degrees), and Music Teacher Education (47 degrees).

In 2016, 967 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at SUNY College at Potsdam. 62.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 37.7% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (717 degrees), 10.2 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (70 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at SUNY College at Potsdam is $6,470, which is $-13,690 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at SUNY College at Potsdam is $6,470, which is $-13,690 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $14,209.

In 2016, 78% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 74% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$6,470

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at SUNY College at Potsdam was $6,470. The cost of tuition at SUNY College at Potsdam is $-13,690 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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Average Net Price

$14,209

2016 Value

3.51%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 SUNY College at Potsdam had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $14,209. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of SUNY College at Potsdam grew by 3.51%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,495

Room and Board

$1,340

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at SUNY College at Potsdam was of $10,495 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,340. The cost of room and board increased by 6.22% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

78%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

74%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

78% of undergraduate students at SUNY College at Potsdam received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2015, when 78% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.

5.7%

2015 Default Rate

73

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at SUNY College at Potsdam was 5.7%, which represents 73 out of the 1280 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

SUNY College at Potsdam received 5,454 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 9.61% annual growth. Out of those 5,454 applicants, 3,915 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 71.8% acceptance rate.

There were 3,696 students enrolled at SUNY College at Potsdam in 2016, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

SUNY College at Potsdam has an overall enrollment yield of 20.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

71.8%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

3,915

Accepted Out of 5,454

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of SUNY College at Potsdam was 71.8% (3,915 admissions from 5,454 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 73.9%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 9.61%, while admissions grew by 6.44%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%

Submission Percentage

N/A

Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at SUNY College at Potsdam in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

SUNY College at Potsdam has a total enrollment of 3,696 students. The full-time enrollment at SUNY College at Potsdam is 3,511 students and the part-time enrollment is 185. This means that 95% of students enrolled at SUNY College at Potsdam are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at SUNY College at Potsdam, both undergraduate and graduate, is 63.3% White, 13.7% Hispanic or Latino, 10.6% Black or African American, 2.44% Two or More Races, 2.03% Asian, 1.7% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.135% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at SUNY College at Potsdam in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (35.4%), followed by White Male (27%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (8.85%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (56.3%), followed by White Male (13.7%) and Black or African American Female (4.21%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

95%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at SUNY College at Potsdam, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,696 students. The full-time enrollment at SUNY College at Potsdam is 3,511 and the part-time enrollment is 185. This means that 95% of students enrolled at SUNY College at Potsdam are enrolled full-time compared with 68.7% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

75%

2016 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at SUNY College at Potsdam was 75%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), SUNY College at Potsdam had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,340

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    505

  3. Black or African American

    392

The enrolled student population at SUNY College at Potsdam is 63.3% White, 13.7% Hispanic or Latino, 10.6% Black or African American, 2.44% Two or More Races, 2.03% Asian, 1.7% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.135% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 54.7% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.3% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 189 students (5.11%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 237 more women than men received degrees from SUNY College at Potsdam. The majority of degree recipients at SUNY College at Potsdam are white (717 degrees awarded). There were 10.2 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (70 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at SUNY College at Potsdam is General Business Administration & Management (78 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (76 degrees) and Music Teacher Education (47 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at SUNY College at Potsdam, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Math & Statistics (39 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (24 degrees), and English (51 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at SUNY College at Potsdam are Elementary & middle school teachers (2,042,717 people), Secondary school teachers (381,733 people), Education administrators (300,060 people), Postsecondary teachers (241,733 people), and Miscellaneous managers (227,059 people).

The most specialized majors at SUNY College at Potsdam are Math & Statistics (39 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (24 degrees), English (51 degrees), History (28 degrees), and Education (240 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at SUNY College at Potsdam are Physicians & surgeons, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Chief executives & legislators, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at SUNY College at Potsdam are Math & Statistics (39 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (24 degrees), English (51 degrees), History (28 degrees), and Education (240 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at SUNY College at Potsdam are Elementary & secondary schools (3,044,812 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (448,180 people), Hospitals (179,904 people), Computer Systems Design (156,780 people), and Insurance carriers & related activities (156,232 people).

The most specialized majors at SUNY College at Potsdam are Math & Statistics (39 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (24 degrees), English (51 degrees), History (28 degrees), and Education (240 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by SUNY College at Potsdam.

Most Common

  1. 78 degrees awarded

  2. 76 degrees awarded

  3. 47 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at SUNY College at Potsdam was General Business Administration & Management with 78 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 365

  2. 602

In 2016, 365 degrees were awarded to men at SUNY College at Potsdam, which is 0.606 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (602).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 45 degrees were awarded to men at SUNY College at Potsdam in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.36 times more than the 33 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 81 degrees were awarded to women at SUNY College at Potsdam in Elementary Education & Teaching, which is 7.36 times more than the 11 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

36%

100% Completion Time

54%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 36% of students graduating from SUNY College at Potsdam completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 54% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 55% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Two or More Races Female

Highest Graduation Rate (70%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at SUNY College at Potsdam is Female and Two or More Races (70% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 2.56% of graduates (12 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    717 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    70 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    63 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at SUNY College at Potsdam is white (717 degrees awarded). There were 10.2 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (70 degrees).

6.51% of degree recipients (63 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    446 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    271 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    43 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at SUNY College at Potsdam is white female (446 degrees awarded). There were 1.65 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (271 degrees).

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Operations

SUNY College at Potsdam has an endowment valued at nearly $25.6M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $165k (0.645%), compared to the 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, SUNY College at Potsdam had a total expenditure of $118M. Of that $118M, they spent $44.5M on salaries and $118M on benefits.

SUNY College at Potsdam employs 80 Professors, 77 Associate professors, and 54 Assistant professors. Most academics at SUNY College at Potsdam are Male Professors (55), Male Associate professors(44), and Female Associate professors (33).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at SUNY College at Potsdam are: Office and Administrative Support, with 91 employees, Service, with 90 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 49 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$25.6M

2015 Endowment

14.5%

growth from 2014

SUNY College at Potsdam has an endowment valued at about $25.6M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of SUNY College at Potsdam grew 14.5% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $3.3M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $2.27M - Federal

  2. $656k - State

  3. $303k - Local

As of 2015, SUNY College at Potsdam received $2.27M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $656k from state grants and contracts, and $303k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$44.5M

Salary Expenditure

$118M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, SUNY College at Potsdam had a total expenditure of $118M. Of that $118M, they spent $44.5M on salaries and $118M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at SUNY College at Potsdam as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$44.5M

2015 Salaries

1.2%

decline from 2014

In 2015, SUNY College at Potsdam paid a median of $44.5M in salaries, which represents 37.7% of their overall expenditure ($118M) and a 1.2% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.159% growth from 2013 and a 3.08% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.3M (42.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$15.6M

Instructional Salaries

237

Number of Employees

In 2015, SUNY College at Potsdam paid a total of $15.6M to 237 employees working as instructors, which represents 35% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $9.7M (31%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

80 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

91 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at SUNY College at Potsdam were Professor with 80 employees; Associate professor with 77 employees; and Associate professor with 54 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at SUNY College at Potsdam were Office and Administrative Support with 91 employees; Service with 90 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 49 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Female Associate professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at SUNY College at Potsdam was Male Professor with 55 employees, Male Associate professor with 44 employees, and Female Associate professor with 33 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at SUNY College at Potsdam.

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